This program is 28 minutes long
(Studio: Betsy Stark) The importance of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to the housing market by guaranteeing loans examined; details given of fears that the mortgage companies are at risk of failing and about the two companies' history coming out of the New Deal. [Fox-Pitt Kelton analyst Howard SHAPIRO- comments on how bad their failiure would be.] [Senator Chris DODD - says these institutions are in fine shape.] [Bankrate.com financial analyst Greg McBRIDE- says they are too big to fail.] The psychology of fear in the marketplace re: Fannie and Freddie discussed.
(Studio: David Muir) The rise in utility prices due to the skyrocketing prices of fuel examined; map shown of examples of electricity price increases. [Edison Electric Inst. president Thomas KUHN- says coal and natural gas prices have risen.] [Day care center owner Novella SARBERSTEIN- worries about her electric bill.] The government predictions for utility rates for next year noted.
(New York: John McKenzie) The story of US swimmer Eric Shanteau, who learned he has testicular cancer but will still go to the Olympic Games in China, presented; scenes shown from the Olympic trials. [SHANTEAU- speaks about "difficult bridges" and dreams.] [Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center Dr. George BOSL- analyzes the cancer prognosis.] [Former coach Chris DAVIS- talks about Shanteau's goals.]
(Washington: Elizabeth Leamy) The difficulty in buying a hybrid car featured; details given about the manufacturers' inability to meet the demand; scenes shown from several dealerships. [Hybrid buyer Irene MAGAFAN- reacts.] [Ourisman Honda Richard SEARS, Castle Ford Eric JACOBI, DarCars Toyota Tammy DARVISH, CarMax Dan KITZES- comment on the waiting list for hybrids.]